During the night between September 5th and 6th, there was a fire in one of the buildings at BillerudKorsnäs’ production unit in Karlsborg. The production was stopped as a consequence of the fire but is now back to full speed after a successful work to make the unit ready for production. BillerudKorsnäs estimates that the impact from the fire on Q3 results will be approximately SEK 35 million. "Our teams and suppliers have made good efforts to overcome the consequences of the fire and we are glad that we can inform our customers of this quick start-up", says Per Lindberg, President and CEO of BillerudKorsnäs. The production unit in Karlsborg manufactures sack and kraft paper as well as market pulp for the Packaging Paper business area and has a production capacity of approximately 300,000 tonnes per year.
BillerudKorsnäs launches Pure Performance, a White Top Kraftliner that combines high strength, excellent printability and purity in one material. Pure Performance is a unique paper product that offer packaging material reduction thanks to its 3-ply construction.
Pure Performance is one of the first products from the world´s most modern board machine KM7 at BillerudKorsnäs and has received great appreciation among customers within the corrugating industry. Pure Performance offers extraordinary strength thanks to a 3-ply construction with optimized fiber properties:
*The top ply contains well distributed short white fibers optimized for excellent printability.
*The bottom ply has unbleached long fibers for highest strength.
*The middle ply is used to create bulk in order to maximize stiffness and minimize washboarding.
“The 3-ply construction of Pure Performance enables great opportunities to optimize liner strength and to go down one grammage step compared to traditional White top Kraftliner grades on the market. The combination of this superior strength and qualitative printability makes Pure Performance a unique product that offers true sustainability savings and packaging material reduction”, says Rolf Gustafsson, Business Segment Director Containerboard at BillerudKorsnäs.
Pure Performance is a strong addition to the BillerudKorsnäs family of Pure Liners. All our liners are produced from 100% primary fibers, sourced from responsible forestry. Primary fibers are extraordinary strong which allows the customers to use a lower grammage. 100% primary fibers also enable Pure Performance to meet the toughest food contact standards and therefore this product complies with demanding product- and food safety regulations.